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A Year Ago, a Cease-Fire Was Announced in Gaza. But This Boy's Life Had Already Changed Forever.

Mohammed Omer | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Mohammed Omer

JABALYA Refugee Camp, Northern Gaza -- Children that are left behind are usually taken on by extended family members, but the scars prove hard to heal. The trauma of losing a limb, or a loved one, is likely to endure long after the smell of explosives and decomposing bodies begins to fade.

Israel and Hamas Appear to Be Advancing Towards Ending the Siege on the Gaza Strip

Daniel Sobelman | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Daniel Sobelman

One year into the cease-fire agreement that ended last summer's 50-day war in the Gaza Strip, Israel and Hamas appear to be advancing toward a series of understandings -- an agreement, even -- that would practically end the siege on the Gaza Strip and bring long-term quiet to the area. The agreement talks are being mediated by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who three months ago stepped down as the longtime envoy of the international Quartet.

August Rush: Palestinians and Allenby Crossing

Mariam Barghouti | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Mariam Barghouti

As a result of an Israeli ban, Palestinians with West Bank IDs do not possess the option to travel through Ben Gurion airport as thousands of Israeli and carriers of foreign passports do. Instead, Palestinians carrying a West Bank ID must travel through the King Hussein/Allenby crossing.

Congresswoman Asks For Investigation Into Israeli Shooting Of Two Palestinian Teens

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) has requested the State Department open an investigation into whether the killing of two Palestinian teen...

Israel Says It Killed 5 Militants In Syrian Golan Heights Strike

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.21.2015 | World

AMMAN/JERUSALEM, Aug 21 (Reuters) -- Israel said it killed at least five Palestinian militants in an air strike on the Syrian Golan Heights on Friday...

Israel Suspends Detention Of Hunger-Striking Palestinian Prisoner

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.20.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the detention order against a Palestinian prisoner who has been on a hu...

Palestinian Man Shot Dead After Stabbing Trooper, Israeli Police Say

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.17.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Aug 17 (Reuters) - A Palestinian man was shot dead on Monday by Israeli police troopers after he stabbed and lightly wounded one of them a...

Netanyahu Appoints Opponent Of Palestinian Statehood As UN Envoy

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Friday that Israel’s next ambassador to the United Nations will be Danny D...

Israel and Palestine Play High Stakes Soccer

James Dorsey | Posted 08.11.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Israel and Palestine are playing political soccer with Palestinian football as the ball. It is a match which Israel is unlikely to win and that could prove to produce a bruising loss.

IDF Soldiers Kill Palestinian Who Stabbed Israeli

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.09.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed an Israeli man at a petrol station in the occupied West Bank on Sunda...

Israel Cracks Down On Jewish Extremists

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.10.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel intensified its crackdown on Jewish extremists Sunday, jailing two high-profile ultranationalist Israelis for ...

An Inspiring Look Into A Gaza Neighborhood Filled With Color

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

In the Al Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza, residents have transformed a conflict-stricken area into a vibrant work of art. Formerly bare d...

Israel Struggles With Racist Underground

James Dorsey | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Israeli leaders have condemned the firebombing as an act of terrorism and are keen to stop elements of the underground from threatening the fabric of Israeli society by escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

2039: In 2027, Israel's IDF Destroys Iran's Nuclear Capability

Martin Shapiro | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

The year is 2039. The ten-year nuclear agreement of 2016 had ended. The Iranians fully implemented their responsibilities for little more than the first four years--just until all the US and EU sanctions were lifted.

Israelis Stage 'Sleep-In' To Save Palestinian Village

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Van Winkle's

Does a "sleep-in" have the power to make a difference in the Middle East? One group of Israelis think so. This week, Israeli peace activists began a sleep-in protest in the Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya to prevent the Israeli army from demolishing it, as reported by The Independent.

Israeli Soccer Violence Moves Racism up the Government's Agenda

James Dorsey | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
James Dorsey

A violent display of racism by extreme nationalist supporters of storied Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem coupled with recent Ethiopian Israeli protests against discrimination and the government's handling of the capture of two Israelis by Hamas has moved racist attitudes towards dark-skinned Jews and Israeli Palestinian up the government's agenda.

Burying an Elder

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 07.10.2015 | World
Mohammed Fairouz

The death of Prince Saud Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia was not unexpected. He had endured a debilitating illness for quite some time and, as a result, ha...

Unprecedented Israeli Action Against Jerusalem Club's Anti-Arab/Muslim Racism

James Dorsey | Posted 07.10.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

The Israeli government, in a historic break with past policy, is taking right-wing, nationalist Israeli soccer club, Beitar Jerusalem, to task for its openly racist policy of refusing to hire Israeli-Palestinian players, who rank among the country's top performers.

Jessica Schulberg

White House Blasts Trade Bill Provision That Aims To Protect Israeli Settlements

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday slammed a provision in the recently passed trade bill instructing U.S. trade negotiators to pressure European...

Jessica Schulberg

The U.S. and Israel Are Preemptively Discrediting The UN's Report On The Gaza War

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Israeli and U.S. governments have launched a campaign to preemptively discredit a forthcoming United Nations Human Rights Council re...

The Bigger Picture of the Negev's Umm al-Hiran

Nadim Nashif | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Nadim Nashif

For the past 60 years, Arab Palestinian Bedouin populations in southern Israel have struggled to simply stay on their land in the face of discrimination and the threat of displacement. For residents of Umm al-Hiran in the southern Naqab, time is running out.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

Why Touring Israel Independently Was the Best Decision of My Life

Joan Erakit | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Joan Erakit

It's being alone on the open road surrounded by 7 other strangers. It's not showering for three days after hiking in the blazing hot sun. It's jumping into a taxi and realizing your Arabic is a complete joke and those fancy translation apps you downloaded at the German airport are useless.

Daniel Marans

Tom Morello In 'No Hurry' To Perform In Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

Tom Morello, celebrated rock guitarist and progressive political activist, expressed ambivalence about performing in Israel in an interview with The H...

Jessica Schulberg

GOP Candidates On The U.S. Embassy In Israel: Next Year In Jerusalem

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday issued a routine block to a 20-year old congressional effort to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from...